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underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the valves for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this proje
across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets th
the phone with the city of napa where officials expect the river will crest lower than predicted. as you can see it is still underwater and cal trans is waiting it out. they say it may reopen after christmas day. live in sonoma county, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thank you, cornell. and the santa cruz county of fell ton was hit hard. today's storm forced road closures and evacuations. thomas roman has more. >> this truck was almost fully submerged on sunday afternoon. this is the community of fell ton grove. its 40 plus families were told to evacuate at about 1:30. dan and liz say they got a warning that the nearby san lorenzo river was rising fast. >> at first it was an advisory only, and then it was mandatory when it was clear the river would come up. >> the river reached some four feet over flood stage. they were evacuated before. they have lived here 27 years. >> we need to secure our animals. we need to move our vehicles. we need to not be in the houses while the severe flooding is happening. >> while the streets were under anywhere from six inches to four feet of water, these still
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's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. good morning, andrew. >> while most of the nation will seem relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, torrential downpours, the throat for a tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. definitely be on alert throughout the christmas tuesday. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. folks hitting the road and holidays. yeah. >>> let's look at weather from across the country on this christmas eve. last-m
so it is okay to run the power line through the state parks to get them to the city's whereas before this he couldn't even look at a state park was the idea of running power lines through it. without i'm going to turn this over to alex that will step us through the fallacies and the rise of the entire scientific left and we have time for q&a afterwards because i'm going to reach behind alex and popped him with a book if it runs too late. over to you and thanks for doing this. >> thanks for that kind introduction. so, i -- our book is "science left behind" and it's about the feel-good fallacies of their diet and the antiscientist left and as he said my name is alex and i got my ph.d. in microbiology from washington, and more importantly now the editor of nuclear science.com. so, just a little bit about my background entirely microbiology. in fact that's me. a friend of mine had become an ob/gyn so i look like a geek in that picture so i put there. that's me working in the chamber which you may have come across at one point. uigur left with extremely slowly bacteria. i went to the univ
-day saints in guatemala city, when she and a companion were kidnapped last week. her parents described their ordeal like this. >> with grief and despair and helpless. she is so far away and nothing you can do. you're sitting at their mercy. whatever their ransom is and whatever their demands are. >> i didn't know what to do. my dad was crying and my mom was crying. i thought i would not be able to see her again. >> she could finish stateside and take an easy route. she said she feels that is where she needs to be. she knows god was protecting her since this whole ordeal. she could feel angels protecting her and her companion while the whole thing unfold. never once did they fear for her life. wow, she is alive and put christmas in perspective. heather: fortunately the girls were not hurt. in fact sara told her parents she and her companion tried to reach out to their captors to teach them about their faith. gregg: a horrific scene in syria. airstrike by government forces on a crowded bakery reportedly killing dozens of people who were simply standing there waiting in line to buy bread,
was instructed to go to a pay phone in carson city, nevada and await yet another call. dean nelson drove out to the gas station with sinatra. >> i kept telling them once we got them on the phone i want you to keep them on the phone as long as you can. >> to phratrace the call. >> they were able to trace the phone from los angeles and he did talk to frank to find out he was safe. they told us then that they wanted 240,000 dollars. >> sinatra was told the next call would come that night at ex-wife nancy a's home in bellaire, california. they chartered a plane back to la. in the coming days they turned the home into an fbi command center. tina who was 15 years old told fox files exclusively about the familiar lace ordeal and what it was like having the fbi living in their home. >> they were so poised and ever polite, but they would not indulge in conversation and how they would jump when the phone would ring. we freeze, they jump. it was one moment to the next. the whole thing was surreal and strange. >> what was frank sinatra like? was he composed, frantic? >> he was calm. he talked to the kid
. he and his friend had a hit with their song surf city. he approached torrens with his new business plan. >> i told him not to say anything until i had finished my presentation. >> it was here underneath the statue of tommy trojan on the campus of the university of southern, california where dean torrens was a student studying graphics where they would meet to discuss the bizarre plan to make some fast cash. >> we had done business deals together and this was in my mind another are opportunity. >> did he tell you he thought you were crazy? >> yes. >> and what did you say? >> i said i'm crazy but why don't you you loan me $500 and i won't bother you and let you get back to it your class. >> and gave you more than one check throughout this whole time? >> he gave me three or four. >> keenan used the money to hire help with the kidnapping plan. the first call went to his mother's ex-boyfriend a 42-year-old house painter named john irwin. >> he had fallen on hard times when i was making a lot of money and i set him and his family up with housing and a car. >> so he owed you one? >> and i
. the winds were blowing the cars around. you could see the semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. >> if you wanted a white christmas, there you go. >>> the gulf coast is even bracing for the worst. >> including some christmas week tornadoes, believe it or not. andrew has the latest now from accuweather. >> while most of the nation will be relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us unsettled weather across portions of the gulf coast. late tonight, the houston area, we'll see thunderstorms popping up, spreading eastward throughout your christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, torrential downpours, the threat for tornadoes. so a very destructive storm system on this saturday. the highest threat for tornadoes we are looking at around new orleans, mobile, right along interstate 10 and the western panhandle of florida. so definitely be on alert throughout christmas tuesday. we're looking for good snow across portions of the plain. >>>
-- bakery near the central syrian city of hama. more than 60 people killed in the attack yesterday. dozens others were trapped in the rubble. witnesses could be heard screaming out in anguish including one man who was calling out for everyone to, quote, come and have a look at the dead bodies and adding that they were, quote, just looking for bread. meantime, an international peace envoy for syria who just wrapped up fresh talks with president bashar assad said that the two had discussed taking, quote, many steps to help end the violence. ♪ gregg: back in washington, d.c., anxiety is rising over a plan to avert spending cuts and big tax hikes by january 1. the growing number of lawmakers say they are deeply skeptical that a deal can be reached in the next seven days, and we're beginning to hear new reports suggesting the president may have a smaller deal in mind, one that will keep tax rates where they are and, again, put off the issue of spending cuts. chris stirewalt, fox news digital politics editor, host of "power play" on foxnews.com, chris, good to see you. i was reading your recen
cities and on our coasts and, you know, brought me right back to square one in terms of piquing my curiosity about how all these systems fit together. not just the internet, but power and aviation and all these large, incredibly complicated things that we depend on so much. >> host: "tubes" is the name of the book, "a journey to the center of the internet," and andrew blum is the author. this is "the communicators" on c-span. >> with a month left in 2012, many publications are putting together their year-end lists of notable books. booktv will feature several of these lists focusing on nonfiction selections. these nonfiction titles were included in the los angeles public library's best of 2012. salman rushdie recounts his years in hiding following a fatwa issued in 1989 for mr. rushdie's authorship of the novel, "the satanic verses." in "roger williams and the creation of the american soul: church, state and the birth of liberty," john barry recounts the life of the theologian and his thoughts on the division of religion and politics. former secretary of state madeleine albright re
inspired me most is probably clay falker. he started "new york" magazine. he recognized the city was changing and there was this new middle-class audience that did not have their own publication. he created the magazine. it was different from anything we have seen before. it was so different it sort of took your breath away. it was deeply impressive to me. he got wonderful writers. he was all for subjective takes on things. he loved being provocative. he largely created the new york city we now know, certainly the point of view. it inspired me because i have always looked up to people who sea change taking place and look at that as an opportunity instead of a threat. a couple of years before he died, i went to see him. he died about five years ago. he was at berkeley and at the time in his late 70's. he was running the graduates' magazine program at uc. he had serious cancer. it was very hard to understand him. he was still so excited about the student projects. he spent the entire morning taking me through these magazines his graduate students had created. he was an optimist and
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